The curriculum for the Residency Program at the University of Florida Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine is organized into a basic four-year training period that prepares residents to practice pathology. Throughout the basic training period, under faculty supervision, each resident will:
- Perform at least 30 autopsies;
- Sign-out more than 2,000 surgical pathology specimens;
- Examine more than 1,500 cytology specimens; and
- Perform more than 200 operating room consultations (frozen sections).
Most subjects that you would want to do an elective in, we have built into our schedule. We have a schedule template for PGY1-4 years but there is certainly some personalization that can be applied based on interests.
Sample 4-year Rotation Schedule
|Block 1||block 2||block 3||block 4||BLOCK 5||BLOCK 6||BLOCK 7||BLOCK 8||BLOCK 9||BLOCK 10||BLOCK 11||BLOCK 12||BLOCK 13|
|First year||Intro Lab||Intro Surg||Autopsy||Autopsy||Autopsy||Frozens||CP Core||Blood Bank||VA Surg||VA Surg||VA Surg||GI/Liver||VA Other|
|Second year||VA Surg||VA Surg||Breast||GYN||VA Surg||Peds||Hemepath||Hemepath||Cyto||GU||ENT||CP Core||CP Core|
|Third year||VA Surg||VA Surg||Ortho||Thoracic||Hemepath||CP Core||Blood Bank||Immunology||VA Surg||GYN2||GI2||Molecular/Informatics||Derm/Neuro/Renal|
|Fourth year||GU2||Breast2||VA Lab||VA Surg||Derm/Neuro/Renal||Cyto||Senior Biopsy||Lab Management||Chemistry||Micro||Cytogenetics||Toxicology||Hematology|